Five Guy's has been ZAGAT survey rated every year since 2001 and has been voted the Washingtonian Magazine's "Readers' Choice" #1 Burger every year since 1999! Since expanding outside of the Washington DC metro area, Five Guys has continued to garner awards and praise in nearly every market we enter.
1986: The first Five Guys location opens in Arlington, VA.
1986 - 2001: Five Guys open's five locations around the DC metro-area and perfect their business of making burgers… and starts to build a cult-like following.
2002: Five Guys decides DC metro-area residents shouldn't be the only ones to experience their burgers and start to franchise in Virginia and Maryland.
2003: Five Guys sells out of franchise territory within 18 months and starts to open the rest of the country for franchise rights.
2003 - Present: Five Guys expands to over 300 locations in over 25 states.
There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys.
We use only fresh, never frozen, ground beef.
There are no freezers in Five Guys locations, just coolers. Nothing is ever frozen.
We use only Peanut oil.
We use only Idaho potatoes.
Our menu is trans-fat free